Joanna Baillie brown plaque in London

Joanna Baillie poet and dramatist born 1762 died 1851 lived in this house for nearly 50 years

Joanna Baillie (11 September 1762 – 23 February 1851) was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Baillie was very well known during her lifetime and, though a woman, intended her plays not for the closet but for the stage. Admired both for her literary powers and her sweetness of disposition, she hosted a literary society in her cottage at Hampstead.[citation needed] Baillie died at the age of 88, her faculties remaining unimpaired to the last.

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